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Join Montshire Science Educator Mike Fenzel for a demonstration, as well as instruction on building with snow—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out.

Igloo Build and the Science of Winter

Learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear!

Dr. Bert Yankielun, engineer and author of the book How to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Structures, will be on hand to offer a demonstration, as well as instruction on the structural secrets of building with snow—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out. Dr. Yankielun will provide a quick lesson on how to build an igloo, and will be on hand to assist igloo-builders with the process.

Dr. Yankielun’s instructional session starts at 10am and the igloo-building portion of the day ends at 3pm.

It will be a day filled with hands-on winter activities, including one of the museum’s longest-running traditions— Igloo Build!

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Program(s) for starting 10/21/2020

Nov
04
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Kinetic Art (ages 12-15)

10:00 AM

Explore force and motion as we apply scientific principles of equilibrium, stability, center of balance, and gravity to our focused engineering and tinkering time together.…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Currently we are only able to accept participants who live in Vermont due to Vermont travel restrictions

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Nov
04
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

Join us for June’s Science Story Time on June 9th and June 12th, as we explore bubbles! Play in the exhibition “Bubbles: Science in Soap” and join us as we read the silly…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
04
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Science Story Time: Falling Leaves

10:30 AM

Celebrate the end of fall as we play and get creative with leaves. To get inspired, we’ll read about the adventures of Leaf Man in Lois Ehlert’s colorful book of leaf collages.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
05
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Superhero Science (ages 6-8)

10:30 AM

Up, Up, and engineer your way through a variety of challenges! Explore the science behind your favorite superhero or super-shero, build your own superhero action figures, and…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Nov
05
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Superhero Science (ages 9-12)

1:00 PM

Up, Up, and engineer your way through a variety of challenges! Explore the science behind your favorite superhero or super-shero, build your own superhero action figures, and…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Event Notes: We are currently only enrolling participants who live in Vermont due to Vermont travel restrictions.

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Nov
06
Program

Messy Mixtures

10:30 AM

In this three-part in-person program for children ages 4-5 and an adult, we will mix, experiment and get messy with science. Each week we will focus on different experiments…

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers

Cost: $60 (members), $70 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Canceled

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Nov
07
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

Join us for June’s Science Story Time on June 9th and June 12th, as we explore bubbles! Play in the exhibition “Bubbles: Science in Soap” and join us as we read the silly…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
07
Program

Science Story Time: Falling Leaves

10:30 AM

Celebrate the end of fall as we play and get creative with leaves. To get inspired, we’ll read about the adventures of Leaf Man in Lois Ehlert’s colorful book of leaf collages.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
11
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

Join us for June’s Science Story Time on June 9th and June 12th, as we explore bubbles! Play in the exhibition “Bubbles: Science in Soap” and join us as we read the silly…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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